Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to Celebrate Australia Day in NYC

[If you found this page through a web search, please note that this page was from 2010.
For Australia Day 2012, please go to: murphguide.com]

January 26 is Australia Day, the official holiday of Australia.

For those Aussies living in New York (and for those that want to party with them, or party like them), here are some places to help you feel at home. Enjoy your day. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi, oi, oi...

Australia Day at The Australian

Tuesday, January 26
Specials at Lunch and Dinner on all things Aussie to celebrate the big day
$5 Coopers bottles, $4 Coopers "pots"
Live acoustic music at lunch and dinner
Classic Aussie movies playing on screen
The Australian
20 W. 38th St.
(bet. Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY

Monday, January 26
Australia Day Celebration at Van Diemen's

All day specials on Aussie beers
and promotions on Tooheys & Coopers.
There will be a wine tasting of Australian wines, sausage rolls & meat pies will be served all day along with FREE tim tams for everyone.
Showing Aussie rugby & AFL classics on the big screen.
Van Diemen's Café
383 Third Ave.
(between 27th & 28th St.)
New York, NY
(646) 752-5884

Tuesday, January 26
Three Australia Day Celebrations at 3 locations:
$3 Burgers & steak sandwiches
3 happy hours for $20
at 3 locations:

The Sunburnt Cow
137 Avenue C (between 8th & 9th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 529-0005

Bondi Road Fish and Chips
153 Rivington St. (between Suffolk & Clinton St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-5311

and the Sunburnt Cow has given birth...

The Sunburnt Calf
226 W. 79th St. (Broadway)
New York, NY
Tuesday, January 26
Australia Day at Sheep.

Extended happy hour, drink specials,
meat trays, BBQ Shapes, Tim Tams.
Aussie wines and beers.
Plus meat pies, sausage rolls, chicken kebabs,
seafood baskets and their regular menu.
Giveaways and music.
Doors open at 3 pm.
Sheep Station
149 4th Ave. (corner of Douglass St.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 857-4337
Tuesday, January 26
Australia Day at Eight Mile Creek
Two floor party happening both upstairs and down with a Prix-Fixe dinner celebration upstairs in the evening.
Tyrone Noonan from 'george' playing classic Aussie music downstairs
Eight Mile Creek
240 Mulberry St. (between Prince & Spring St.)
New York, NY
(212) 431-4635
Australia Day at The Wombat
The Wombat offers contemporary cuisine with an Australian flair and a bar scene that is both sleek and friendly. Tuesdays is Lobster Night. You get a whole lobster for $13, cooked one of 3 stlyles, including Roasted Aussie Style (with Australian spices)
Restaurant & Bar
613 Grand St. (Leonard St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 218-7077

And then...

Saturday, January 30
The New York Magpies Australian Football Club
Australia Day Celebration

$20 admission
727 Seventh Ave.
(between 48th & 49th St.)
New York, NY

Australia Day (wikipedia)

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Press Contact: Lindsay Myers / Anthony A. LoPresti
Tel: 843.338.6397 / 212.425.0551 | Email: lmyers@fmworldcharities.org
Date: March 10, 2010 | Doors: 7:30 PM
Venue: Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street

Rock & roll charity to bring revolutionary skin cancer screenings to Australia

New York - This Wednesday, March 10th at 7:30PM FM World Charities, a not-for-profit “rock & roll” charity dedicated to global health care, is staging a major event at New York’s music landmark, Webster Hall. "FM Down Under", hosted by comedian Chuck Nice (VH1's "Best Week Ever"), will feature Australian sounds from rockers The Kin and Tamarama (Universal/Motown). Opening the event will be New York’s own Beatle-esque Mister Gio.

FM World Charities, founded by noted record producer Eric Gast, has championed numerous health care initiatives since its inception. FM’s involvement with the Warped Tour in 2008 shed light on a serious health concern that is often overlooked: skin cancer. FM screened over 6,500 youth in 46 cities throughout the US and Canada, and 700 needed follow-up. According to Gast, "By reaching out to kids at a common level as musicians and peers rather than doctors in lab coats with scary melanoma pictures on the wall, we won them over."

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world. Approximately 2 out 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. This Wednesday's "FM Down Under" event embodies a special brand of music meets awareness.

Australia has many major music tours this Summer. Gast said, "We plan on having a presence on as many tours throughout the world as possible with all of our health care initiatives. We are honored to be working with The Kin in Australia, not only are they a phenomenal band, but they are very altruistic and spiritual, traits that are synonymous with FM”.

Isaac Koren and Thorry Koren, brothers who comprise the Kin, stated: “We are excited to help bring this new screening method back to our 'sunburnt country'. Growing up on Aussie beaches ourselves, we can appreciate the help in early detection and prevention of skin cancer. Eric and his team at FM are brilliant at finding new ways to make charity benefit everyone involved, bringing those benefits to people that are otherwise hard to reach”. Jay Lyon of Tamarama added "Growing up in Australia skin cancer is a very real and serious problem. Young people and adults need to be aware of the severe dangers of skin cancer and be wise when out in the sun for long periods ... We are proud to be part of this cause with FM charities and their extensive work around the world."

Highlights of FM Down Under include the raffling of a beautiful semi-hollow body Waterstone guitar signed by musician extraordinaire Roseanne Cash. A Waterstone bass guitar will be raffled as well on the live streaming web feed of the event which can be viewed at: http://www.fmworldcharities.org.

Tickets are now available online at www.fmworldcharities.org/events. Regular admission tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and include special VIP seating at Webster Hall, gift bags and free music downloads. Proceeds from “FM Down Under” will go towards FM's medical initiatives in Australia.

Make room Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, there's a new charity in town with a rock & roll edge to it.

FM World Charities: http://www.fmworldcharities.org | The Kin: http://www.thekin.com